Much of the fun in gardening is trying new things to see what works best.
One method of sowing seeds that we should all experiment with is seed ball sowing. Clay seed balls, popularized by famous Japanese farmer Masanobu Fukuoka, are easy to make and simple to use. They are especially useful for smaller seeds such as lettuce.
Chris Burley lays out very simple instructions on how to make seed balls. All it takes is four ingredients: clay, compost, water and seeds. Concerning the seeds to use, Chris says,
“Seeds – Can be wildflowers, herbs, vegetables (lettuces do well), or native grasses.”
(Please note that we do not have any affiliation with Grow The Rainbow or Seedles. We just found their seed ball instructions informative and easy to follow.)